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How To: Making an impact on your card

If you’re looking for a way to create a simple but impactful card design, I’m sharing some easy ideas below.

Bold Colour

My first idea for creating an impactful card is choosing a vibrant colour scheme. On the card below I’ve used Distress Oxides in Carved Pumpkin, Broken China, Prize Ribbon, Villainous Potion on watercolour paper, then spritzed with perfect pearls water for a shimmery blend. I bought myself a colour wheel off Amazon and it’s super helpful in picking cohesive colour schemes! Pinterest and inspiration photos are also great ways to pick vibrant colours!

Dimension, Dimension, Dimension

My second tip for a dramatic effect is to stack your die cuts to add the look of dimension. I layered up three black die cuts using the cover plate included in the my monthly hero kit, which creates a lovely shadow in real life. You can also play around with colour or white die cuts under the black for a fun look.

Finishing Touches

My last idea for creating an impactful card is to think about all of the finishing touches. I added Glossy Accent to the fairy lights on the cover plate, as well as iridescent stars to the sky in the background.

I appreciate your time in reading my post, and with your patience in my absence. If you’ve been following my Instagram or blog for a while you may have noticed my absence. Unfortunately my partner and I both received some sad news with our families, we’ve had stressed with work and with our health too - unfortunately it’s been a lot and so I stopped finding the joy in making cards. Some time away to recharge was long overdue, but I am now back and finding the joy in making and sharing handmade cards! If you would like to receive a card from me, please do drop me a message.

Beth x



Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Kit

Distress Oxides in Carved Pumpkin, Broken China, Prize Ribbon, Villainous Potion

Ranger Glossy Accent

Mini iridescent stars

White watercolour cardstock

Black cardstock

Embossing Powder in Gold



Sizzix Big Shot

Tim Holtz trimmer



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